|91 Vulcan 500|
I named her Sophie. She wasn't the prettiest bike, kind of sway-backed, and she had a couple of dings on each side of her tank. Sophie had a few problems, but she ran reasonably well and was fairly dependable. I only had her a couple of months at most. Her gas mileage was terrible, and we didn't realize it at the time but, she only ran on 1 cylinder. Still, she was a firecracker on that 1 cylinder; always felt like a wheelie waiting to happen.
I rode her one last time after the engine was fixed and dang, she was a fast little thing. Quick on 1 cylinder. Scary quick with two - at least to this noobie rider. Even her replacement, a bigger, heavier Suzuki 800 was more sedate. At the time I really wanted another, newer Vulcan 500. But I wanted to set her up for touring, and there aren't many hardbags or racks made for 500s.
We sold her to a local fellow who strangely enough used a bicycle helmet when he rode her home. Hopefully he's since picked up some better gear.